Database and Information-Retrieval Methods for Knowledge Discovery

Our aim here is to advocate for the integration of database-systems (DB) methods and information-retrieval (IR) methods to address applications that are emerging from the ongoing explosion and diversification of digital information. One grand goal of such an endeavor is the automatic building and maintenance of a comprehensive knowledge base of facts from encyclopedic sources and the scientific literature. Facts should be represented in terms of typed entities and relationships and allow expressive queries that return ranked results with precision in an efficient and scalable manner. We thus explore how DB and IR methods might contribute toward this ambitious goal.

Editors: Joaquim Filipe and Ana Fred 

Affiliations: Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal ; Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-79-9

Conference Link: http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2011). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and this year it is hosted by the University PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC) at the campus of Sénart. KDIR 2011 was held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS), the LISSI Laboratory and the Information & Knowledge Management Society (IKMS). The primary focus of KDIR is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval. Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of (More)

Volumes: Vol. 1 – 978-989-8425-79-9

Editors: Ana Fred and Joaquim Filipe 

Affiliations: Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal ; Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-28-7

Conference Link: http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/

Foreword: This volume contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2010), sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). The purpose of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval. Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery (More)

Volumes: Vol. 1 – 978-989-8425-28-7